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Pathways RTC's newsletter featuring the latest news and research on youth and young adult mental health

February 14, 2017

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News from Pathways RTC

Upcoming Webinar: "Introduction to the Psychosis-Risk Syndrome"

Date/Time: Friday, February 24, 2017, 9am – 10:30am PT / 12pm – 1:30pm ET

As our communities work to identify psychosis, we are beginning to explore effective methods of earlier identification. Barbara Walsh, PhD will provide an overview and introduction to the Psychosis-Risk Syndrome and implications for the field. This webinar, hosted by Portland State University, a core partner in the TA Network, is part of a series of events planned for the coming year focused on Psychosis-Risk Syndrome.

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Pathways Transition Training: Available for Service Providers

Want to increase your skills for working with young people with mental health conditions? Like the convenience of free online training? Pathways Transition Training Partnership has developed 10 one-hour online training modules sharing research-based knowledge for strength-based services, increasing family and community support, youth recovery, and youth voice. Continuing education hours or certificates of completion are available for those who successfully complete modules.

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Stuff We Like

Supporting Urban Native American Youth

Pathways researcher Barbara Friesen's recent article appeared in the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth. The article focuses on the transition needs of urban Native American youth as well as culturally-based practices that provide support. This article was part of a special issue of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research that featured a number of Pathways researchers.

Access the NCFY »

Read other articles in the special issue »

Strategies for Youth Involvement in Evaluation

Youth MOVE National recently produced two webinars that describe the importance of involving youth in evaluation activities and provide pratical strategies for doing so. Brianne Masselli, Director of Technical Assistance and Evalution with Youth MOVE National joined Kritin Thorp, also with Youth MOVE National, to present this webinar series. Detailed slides from both presentations containing links to other valuable resources are now available online.

View the slides from webinar 1 »

View the slides from webinar 2 »



Learning Community on Understanding Youth Who Are Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Expression Diverse

Date/Time: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 12pm – 1pm PT / 3pm – 4pm ET

This Family Leaders Learning Community (LC) will help family organization leaders respond to issues facing LGBTQI2-S youth and their families. It will focus on terminology and the diversity within and among LGBTQI2-S communities, as well as information on when children and teens may begin to express gender identity questions.

Register for the learning community »

Training Opportunity: Native STAND

The Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decisions) Program is a positive youth development program that builds decision-making skills on healthy relationships, STD/HIV prevention, and reproductive health. It was developed by a national working group comprised of AI/AN youth, elders, and professionals. This training is appropriate for educators and prevention specialists in the areas of health, human/social services, education and juvenile justice.

Apply for the program online »

Early Bird Registration: 30th Research & Policy Conference

Date/Location: March 5 – 8, 2017, Tampa, FL

Early bird registration for the 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health is now open. The conference will feature an emerging adult track this year.

Register for the conference »

Apply to Be a Presenter at Alternatives 2017

Application Deadline: March 17, 2017

The Alternatives Conference 2017 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from Friday evening, August 18 through Monday, August 21, 2017. The conference committee seeks proposals for presentations and is interested in including diverse perspectives. First-time presenters are especially welcome.

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Register: 39th Annual NARRTC Conference

Date/Location: April 6 – 7, 2017, Alexandria, VA

NARRTC seeks to promote the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in American society through applied research and training. This year's conference theme is "Taking Charge of Change."

Register for the conference »

This activity is supported by a grant funded by both the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant 90RT5030). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL). The content does not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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